Monday, May 16, 2022

Bibracte 58 BC - Strength and Honour Game


Gauls deployed on the left, Romans on the right

Opposite end from the Gallic side

Both sides advance

Helvetii cavalry and warband

Gallic advance is ragged

Boii and Tulingi flank attack appears in the woods

Romans wait on the edge of the hill

Romans charge downhill 

Last Sunday afternoon Rick came over to my place with his 9'x4' Deep Cut Studios 10 cm gridded mat and some Gauls. We played a Strength and Honour game of the Bibracte scenario which can be downloaded on the Too Fat Lardies Forum. We diced for sides, I was the Romans, rolling +4 for the Auguries, while the Gauls rolled +2. In the scenario a flanking force of Boii and Tulingi warbands could appear in the woods on the Roman right flank from turn three.

We played about ten turns of the game, and there was plenty of ebb and flow in fortunes before it ended in a draw. The actual battle continued on in to the night before the Helvetii broke. In the end we ran out of time but the Romans had their backs to the wall and were 14 breaking on 18 and only narrowly avoided having their fortified camp captured. It was a lot of fun, the Gauls definitely had the best of the encounter.

Combat in the centre

Raw XI becomes disordered, Caesar is attached to the Veteran X

Boii and Tulingi emerge from the woods

A Gallic warband is pushed back

Romans are pushed back

Gauls are on a roll

Roman setback and disaster cards mount

The Boii are Frenzied and charge but are pushed back

Game is a draw but Romans are 14 breaking on 18


  1. Sounds like you are enjoying the rules! Great looking game as always.

    1. Thanks Aaron, they’re fun but I’ve only played three games so far.

  2. Sounds like fun, but would love to see some closer shots? Show off the lads in all their glory?

    1. Thanks fmb, I’ll try and get some closer shots next game.

  3. Great looking game sir! Love the Roman line!

    1. Thanks Michal, there wasn’t much of a line at the end of the game!

  4. Splendid looking game, close ups would be nice, sounds like tons of fun!
    Best Iain

  5. Thanks Iain, it was fun, I’ll try and get some close ups next game.


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